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Interesting Facts About Chocolate

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Reiko Alim

on 1 October 2012

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Facts about Chocolates Let's feed your cravings! Origin Good For Our Health Continuation of Orgin Bitter Water Cocoa Beans Misspelled The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word, “Xocolatl”, which ironically means “bitter water”. A cocoa pod contains an average of about 42 beans. It takes up to 270 cocoa beans to make a pound of chocolate Chocolate is derived from Cocoa Beans. It was Cacao originally, but became Cocoa as a result of misspelling. Contains Good Cholesterol Stearic acid, the main saturated fat found in milk chocolate, is unique. It doesn’t raise cholesterol levels. Eating a 1.4 ounce chocolate bar instead of a carbohydrate-rich snack has been shown to increase HDL or good cholesterol levels. Vitamins in Chocolates good source of magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. It also contains polyphenols (an antioxidant also found in tea and red wine) that have been associated with a decreased risk of coronary disease. It Won't Cause Acne Scientists have concluded that pure chocolate won't cause acne. However the milk in milk chocolate might, so enjoy the benefits of dark chocolate. It Makes You Feel Great A substance in chocolate called “Theobromine” triggers the release of endorphins, which are chemicals, produced by the brain, that act like a natural antidepressant It is Food of the Gods Cacao beans come from a tree that is a species of the genus Theobroma, which translated is food of the gods. Joseph Fry from Bristol, England made the first eating chocolate in 1848. First Cacao Tree found growing in the Amazon River basin and Colombian Andes. Extra Knowledge Biggest/
Largest Africa ... Napoleon carried ... Deadly for Dogs Swiss ... Biggest Chocolate Bar Biggest Structure Member Member Member Made in California, USA . sculpture models an ancient Mayan temple and weighs over 8 000 kgs Largest Box of Chocolates The box which stands 16.5 metres tall, 5.04 metres long and 11.5 feet wide, Weighed in 2000kg in Leicester Square, central London. The 12,000-pound chocolate slab. stands 3-feet high and 21-feet long. 1,200 pounds of almonds, 5,500 pounds of sugar, 2,000 pounds of milk powder, 1,700 pounds of cocoa butter and 1,400 pounds of chocolate liquor. Made in Chicago, USA Chocolate contains an ingredient called "Theobromine" which can be toxic to a dog’s central nervous system and cardiac muscles. consumes the most at 22 pounds of chocolate per year produces over 66% of the world's supply of chocolate chocolates along on his military campaigns, and always ate it to restore energy. Nowadays Sports-persons are often given energy bars made of chocolates after sporting activities to restore carbohydrates Presented by Alec Sandra Alim
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